Black & White Wednesday

Going for gunpowder, another photograph from Castle Espie. On the way through the woods we passed the old gunpowder store. nothing would do but a look insider. Not sure if he found any and there was nothing on the evening news. So all good.

The gunpowder store Castle Espie.

I normally post one photograph each week on B & W Wednesday but this week I am posting another from Castle Espie. A view across Strangford lough to Scrabo Tower. I meant to post this with another view across Strangford lough I posted a few weeks back.

Looking across Strangford lough to Scrabo Hill.

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Black & White Wednesday

Another photograph from Castle Espie this week. The photograph is of the Wishing tree at the start/finish of the Secret Swamp. The young man running towards it is my grandson, I had asked him to sit at the bottom of the tree. But running was his option not sitting, way to much energy.

The Wishing tree at Castle Espie, County Down, Northern Ireland.

In the photograph he is slightly blurred due to a low shutter speed I had set for him sitting. But I still like the effect, his wish was to run fast. I think he was granted it.

Camera: nikon D7200 with a Sigma 17-70 mm lens.

Data: ISO 320 : f3.5 @ 1/30 second : lens focal length 39mm.

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George McNeill.

70/365 Shutter release challenge

Out for a walk in Donadea Forest Park in County Kildare Ireland, a damp day cool day.  A lot of families use the park, feeding the ducks, walking the dog having a picnic or just grabbing a coffee in the magical tea shop. So walking around the small lake I came across a tree, some might say it is a forest park and trees are all around. This is a special tree, a tree where the child’s pacifier/dummy’s goes when they are ready to give them up. Here is a photo from the Dummy Tree.


Think of all the hours off comfort on this branch, , I wonder if the children ever return to see the special place where they left it.

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